Eight women for March 8

This day highlights the contribution of women in all spheres of our society and the long march of all towards equity. We wanted their voice to be heard. Thank you to our colleagues who agreed to do so. Here they are in eight quotes.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton - Tell us about a defining moment in your career

Tell us about a defining moment in your career

I believe that one of the highlights of my career was making the big leap into our firm after spending more than 20 years with another company.

Making the choice to leave a company I knew and accept a challenge in a new environment was the greatest gift I ever received. I trusted myself and seized an opportunity that took me completely out of my comfort zone.

Nathalie Boyer, Executive Vice-Président and Chief Operating Officer, Network Services

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton - Do you think that a woman’s place has changed in organizations since you began your career?

Do you think that a woman’s place has changed in organizations since you began your career?

Yes, women are increasingly taking their place in companies at all levels.

We can see this with the appointment of Johanne Quessy, the first female regional vice-president in our firm.

Caroline Cusson, Regional Administrative Assistant – Marketing, Communications and Business Development Coordinator – Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton - Do you think that a woman’s place has changed in organizations since you began your career?

Do you think that a woman’s place has changed in organizations since you began your career?

Given my short work experience, I haven’t noticed any changes since I started my career.

However, I wrote an essay as part of my master’s degree in accounting. The results of my research clearly demonstrated how the position of women has changed in recent years.

Marie-Ève Pariseau, Intermediate Auditor – Assurance – Estrie

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton - Do you think that a woman’s place has changed in organizations since you began your career?

Do you think that a woman’s place has changed in organizations since you began your career?

Absolutely! And this change is also reflected in our firm. More and more women are joining the ranks of partners and holding management positions.

We are fortunate to be part of an organization where our voice is heard, listened to, considered and sought after!

Marie-Ève Potvin, Manager, Assurance – Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton - Do you think that a woman’s place has changed in organizations since you began your career?

Do you think that a woman’s place has changed in organizations since you began your career?

Very much so. When the partners were appointed to our firm on January 1, 2020, there were 11 women out of 28.

In my region, in Québec City, we are even talking about 50% women being appointed.

Sophie Trépanier, Lead Senior Manager – Tax – Québec, Chaudière-Appalaches, Mauricie

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton - What tip would you share with young women starting their career?

What tip would you share with young women starting their career?

That they have the right to be ambitious. Make your decisions based on what makes you happy.

We often want to please others, at the expense of what we really want.

Véronique Lalonde, Lead Senior Manager – Recovery & Reorganization – Gatineau

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton - What tip would you share with young women starting their career?

What tip would you share with young women starting their career?

Go for it, ladies!

Don’t apologize for the space you’re taking, because you’re entitled to it!

Eve Mâsse, Manager, Advisory – Montréal

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton - What tip would you share with young women starting their career?

What tip would you share with young women starting their career?

Get out of your comfort zone as often as possible. Fear is your best ally for success.

Anything is possible, just get moving.

Caroline Plourde, Partner, Assurance – Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie & N.B.